Alien Arena is an open sourced game that combines a sci-fi atmosphere with the tournament style deathmatch of Q3A and UT2k4. Major graphical features such as GLSL per-pixel lighting, ragdoll physics, light blooms, real time lights and shadows, textured particles, shaders, and reflective water, create a colorful and immersive deathmatch atmosphere. The game also includes mutators, adjustable effects, bot skill settings, and fully configurable deathmatch, team deathmatch, CTF, All Out Assault, Team Core Assault, Cattle Prod, and Deathball games. The game features original artwork, with a dark, sinister atmosphere combined with an off-the-wall campiness, and trippy, techno type music. There are currently over 60 maps, loaded with weapons(each having an alternate firing mode) and powerups. Alien Arena has fast, smooth gameplay, & players can play online against one another or against the bots. Please post all support issues in the forums for the game.

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Version 7.53 of Alien Arena has been released with some signifigant performance increases, new content, improved bot AI, and much more!

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Alien Arena version 7.53 is now released!

Martian invaders. Sudden Impact lighting
Dm Lights New grass

Some of the new general features for this release include:

  • Extended use of VBO for big performance increases
  • Signifigant improvements to bot AI
  • "Dm Lights" server option
  • Improvements to menu code
  • Improved stats algorithms
  • Entity definition files
  • Optimized and improved vegetation rendering
  • Variety of bug fixes and code cleansing
  • Two new maps
  • Optimizations to IQM and MD2 rendering
  • New "Ultra" skill level
  • Speed hack detection improvements

Version 7.53 features some very signifigant performance gains for people who like to run the game on higher settings, as well as some very nice improvements/bugfixes to the bot AI. We have also added two new maps, as well as the entity definition files which now allow for custom reconfiguration of a map's entities, plus a number of other updates and bugfixes. For a complete changelog see

Alien Arena also has some new 3rd party content portals where you can grab the latest and greatest 3rd party levels as well as some of the "retired" classics!


When are we likely to see this update on Desura? Looks like a lot of nice improvements. :)

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It's already available in Debian unstable

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I just got Desura, and I was dissapointed that ver7.51 was installed. Is there an update button?

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Bit disappointed Desura only has version 7.51 for download. Would have thought Desura would have jumped up to version 7.52 by now. has version 7.52, and the Fedora repositories have 7.53. Hopefully 7.53 will hit Desura soon.

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